Road Construction update for July 31

By McPherson Public Works
July 31, 2020

2020 Project Updates: Week of July 31

Improving McPherson’s street infrastructure in an ongoing process. Project Updates 2020 provides timely information about specific projects. The intent is to keep residents informed about current projects, street closings, detours, and progress. Project details and timelines can change depending on weather or project conditions. For more information, contact the Public Works Department at 620.245.2545.

Hartup Street/Elizabeth Street Reconstruction Project

Project Description or Location

Hartup Street from Avenue A to Kansas Avenue; Elizabeth Street from Hartup Street to South Park Street; Hartup Street from Kansas Avenue to East Marlin Street. The project includes sanitary sewer extensions from Hartup Street from Hancock Street to Elizabeth Street and Grand Avenue from Elizabeth Street to Hancock Street. The projects are being constructed simultaneously.

Street Closures & Detours

South Hartup Street from Ave. A to Hancock Street closed to thru traffic, local access from both Ave. A, and E. Hancock Street. Local access to South Hartup St. at Seitz Street. From 350-feet south of the intersection of S. Hartup St. and E. Hancock St. to 350 feet south along S. Hartup St. (2nd  Section South of S. Hartup St. and E. Hancock St. Intersection) is closed. The block east of the intersection of S. Hartup St. and E. Elizabeth St.; E. Elizabeth Street to Park Street is open to local traffic only.The block north of the intersection of S. Hartup St. and E. Elizabeth St., to Kansas Ave. is closed. The intersection of Park St. and Elizabeth St., is Closed.

Projected Street Closures & Detours

None for next week.

Project Update

The contractor poured sidewalk and remaining entrances in the 2nd  Section south of E. Hancock St., performing fine grading and reinforcing installation of the street section in preparation of concrete placement.The contractor performed scarification and compaction of subgrade, installed GeoGrid and Aggregate Base in the block north of the intersection of S. Hartup St. and E. Elizabeth St. Contractor setting string-line for curb and gutter placement, in the block north of the intersection of S. Hartup St. and E. Elizabeth St.Contractor removing existing pavement in the Park St. and Elizabeth St. intersection.

CHAMPLIN STREET EXTENSION

Project Description or Location

Street extension north of Burger King’s north entrance north for 327 feet in front of the new Best Western property.

Street Closures & Detours

None

Construction Progress

Drainage Channel is still too wet to perform final grading, and Rock Check installation. The weather has caused a delay to the Project.

Project Street Closures & Detours

To be determined

GRIMES STREET/ANNA STREET RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT

Project Description or Location

Drainage issues and street reconstruction will be addressed along Grimes Street. Improvements include new curb and gutter and a storm sewer pipe, which will carry water down Anna Street to be dumped into the ditch near McPherson High School.

Street Closures & Detours

Anna St closed west of Wheeler St to Grimes St. Grimes St closed from Anna St to Loomis St. The intersection of Grimes St and Hulse St closed

Construction Progress

Work this week:Minimal site cleanupRCP extension to ditch on Grimes St., north of Hulse St.Work next week:Remove tree stump at the northwest corner of Grimes St. and Loomis St. Touchup seeding on Grimes St. General site cleanup

Projected Street Closures & Detours

None

HULSE DRAINAGE PROJECT

Project Description or Location

Ditch improvements from Main Street near Tractor Supply to 1st Street adjacent to McPherson High School. Seven box culverts will be replaced and retaining walls and ditch lining will be installed in critical areas along the channel.

Street Closures & Detours

Hulse Street to remain closed to thru traffic until work in the area is complete.Wheeler North of Hulse was closed on Tuesday to begin the removal of existing RCB. Crescent remains closed North of Hulse. The Crescent RCB was completed on Wednesday of this week.

Construction Progress

Weather prevented most of the work from being completed this week. Crews were able to replace a couple of sidewalk ramps that were damaged during construction and place the upstream wing walls of the RCB at 1st Street.

Projected Street Closures & Detours

Hulse Street is closed to thru traffic while crews complete work on the sanitary sewer.

CHESTNUT STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

Project Description or Location

We will widen the existing roadway to 32’ back of curb to back of curb, install street drainage and mill and overlay the street. The project was awarded to Conspec Inc. dba Kansas Paving, Wichita Contract amount $558,324.50 of that, $220,000 was funded with a CDBG grant. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call.

Street Closures & Detours

This project will go from Avenue “C” to the South End of the street.

Construction Progress

The work on the Chestnut Street Improvement project is moving along.The storm sewer portion of the project was completed on Friday, July 31st, with progress being made on the removal of the curb and gutter along with the project. The prime contractor has removed curb and gutter along the east side in the south three blocks with plans on removing more on the east side of the street next week, August 3rd. The contractor plans on placing the concrete for driveways before the curb is replaced, the contractor will give at least 24 hours’ notice before work is started on the driveways.The contractor is hoping to start that work the week of August 10th if all goes well. Residents will not be able to use their driveways for about a week so they will need to make arrangements of where to park their vehicles during this phase of the construction. Traffic control will be in place to limit the traffic to only the local residents who live in the area. If the weather the project should be completed by early September. As always, please be aware of the equipment in the area so that everyone is safe.


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